Visit Hoboken

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Hoboken is a unique, vibrant, walkable urban community just over one square mile in size. But don’t let the small size fool you:

  • Hoboken was voted best downtown in Northern New Jersey (American Planning Association – NJ)
  • Hoboken is ranked the #1 most walkable city in the country (
  • Hoboken is ranked #1 city in public transportation use (U.S. Census).
  • Hoboken was ranked #1 most exciting small city in America.
  • Hoboken was named one of the Top 10 Best Cities for New College Grads (
  • Hoboken’s Washington Street was named one of the Top 10 Great Streets for 2010 (American Planning Association, 2010)
  • Hoboken’s South Waterfront was named one of New Jersey’s Top 10 Great Places (American Planning Association, NJ Chapter, 2013)
  • Hoboken was designated a gold-level walk-friendly community in 2011.
  • Hoboken was rated the best dining town in New Jersey (NJ Monthly Magazine).
  • Hoboken was ranked a Top 10 college town in the country (Princeton Review, 2012).
  • Hoboken achieved the Bronze Level Sustainable Jersey certification in 2011.
  • Hoboken received the Leadership Award from Sustainable Jersey in 2011 for addressing alternative transportation and parking solutions.
  • Hoboken received a Traffic Safety Excellence Award from Rutgers University/NJ DOT in 2011.
  • Hoboken’s Pier A Park is ranked one of the top 10 urban parks in the country (Urban Land Institute)
  • Hoboken was ranked #7 for best places to be rich and single (Money Magazine, 2014)
  • Hoboken was ranked the #1 city in the country for Singles (Money Magazine, 2008)
  • Hoboken was rated one of the top 10 best places to “ride out the gas crunch” due to the variety of transportation options available here (Money Magazine, 2008)
  • Hoboken received an Honorable Mention in the Bicycle Friendly Communities listing (League of American Cyclists, Fall 2010)

As you explore our community you’ll see that Hoboken truly reflects the American experience. Many cultures from around the world have left an imprint, and they are still celebrated today.

From the city’s first recorded mention in 1609 by the navigator of Henry Hudson’s “Half Moon,” Hoboken has welcomed the Dutch, the Germans, the Italians, the Hispanics, the Asian Indians and others whose traditions have influenced our community.

Today, you will see a dynamic and vibrant city; one that still embraces the past but has also evolved into a dynamic residential, cultural, commercial, educational and tourist destination.

Drawing on its roots as the birthplace of baseball and Frank Sinatra, today Hoboken is home of TLC Network’s top rated “The Cake Boss,” as well as many community events, including cultural, music and ethnic festivals.

Much abounds in the music and arts community, complimented by eclectic restaurants, night clubs, a world class hotel, diverse retail shopping, along with a spectacular waterfront with uncompromising views of Manhattan and New York Harbor.

Take a few moments to explore our city. Learn about it’s history , read about the best ways to get here, what to do and where to dine once you get here, and where to stay. Please visit and enjoy!